Anecdotes


Doubting a Learner

The English teacher came to the class. Every student was surprised to see the English teacher. It was supposed to be the History period. The teacher announced that History Sir has not come today, so he will take the English …

Wanted It, Got It

I have always believed firmly that whatever you want from your life, you will surely get it. I have many books in my library shelve that are written by great thinkers that narrate many anecdotes and incidences from real people’s …

Positivity Begins at Home

I met this friend of mine, recently. He was a Gujarati person, but was struggling to make his fortunes in the city of dreams, Mumbai. While narrating his story of struggle, he narrated to me two stories which helped him …

The Sales Lady

The door bell mounted at our gate rings. The gate of my house is about twenty meter apart from my bed-room window. I tried to spot the person across the courtyard. It was definitely a lady. I came out and …

An Unknown Language

“Azino-sibne-meta-nido-zoic”. My science teacher came to the class and wrote down this word on the black board. He also wrote an unknown script below this word and then he turned towards us for its explanation. By this time our curiosity …

Tansen, Tana-Riri, Akbar and Namo

Mian Tansen, the musical maestro and one of the Navaratna’s of Great Mogul King Akbar, once sang the raga “Deepak”. With his exceptional singing talent he could light all the lamps around, but it also had a negative effect on …

Negotiations at Ganges

He said, we will die early and will find a place in hell, if we don’t pay him the required charges for his pooja ceremony. He was demanding a sum of Rs. Five thousand and one for the “asthi visarjan …

Foodless Children

Recently I was watching a TV-serial based on recent real life incidents. In that episode a child servant was shown eating leftover food of their masters. This immediately reminded me of a very emotional moment of my childhood. While on …

Raju Vs Raju

I picked up the phone, dialled a number and asked, “Hey! Are you Raju.” “Yes! I am Raju speaking”, came a thick voiced reply. “Are you really Raju?”, I tried to confirm back. “Yes, for sure I am Raju”, again …

Mouse and Keyboard Talks

It was quite late in the night. Such late nights can technically be called mornings. As usual, my wife was already in her beautiful dreams. Due to cold weather, I had decided to work in my bed itself. The room …

Shaking Hands with Devanand

I was just thirteen. I used to study in a boarding school at Nainital. My father was also posted in Nainital. So, I used to pay weekly visits to my residence in brook-hill colony. It was a beautiful Sunday and …

Comment of Servant

Sometimes few comments hit so hard, that you can recall them even after many-many years. I was in class sixth, aged around ten. I was good at studies and due to this reason, I often suffered from over-confidence. I always …

Dodging a Dear One

It is a story of those days when I was studying in a boarding school in Nainital. Our school was on a hill top and we used to get town-turns on special occasions. A town-turn means a permission to go …

Wants To Die Positive

“The Merchant of Death is Dead”, was the headline in the morning newspaper which he read about himself. He was well in his senses, but his face became pale white. He thought: “Is this the way people will remember me …

Name Tattoo

I know an old man who is very creative, and unlike other creative people he always likes to share the techniques and tools of his creation with other people around him. With his experience of teaching, he has created innovative …

Your Wish Will Come True

When I was a kid, my family thought that I had some special powers of predicting the future of people. Actually, I used to sit in front of the place of worship in my house for quite a long duration, …

Split Personality

Few days back, I was watching an episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, where a young boy on the hot seat was claiming that he had a split personality. He said that his one side asks him to do worldly things …

Fearful Hero

He was closed inside the hostel room of his friend. It was around nine in the evening. His friend, who closed him went away to watch the night show of a movie. He started to bang the door, so that …

A Secret Meeting With GOD

I was moving inside a tunnel. It felt as if the wind around me was moving very fast like a whirlpool. The tunnel was completely dark, but I still had a sense of direction. I kept on moving for a …

Decision Taking Skills of a Beggar

The story simply begins like this. One day I and my uncle, who visited me from Mumbai, were out on a morning walk. It was about 8.00 A.M. in the morning. Yes, from morning walk’s angle it was rather late. But it …